A canine-friendly dog camp in Florida has been feeling the added costs of a new background check
requirement, saying the new measures have resulted in much higher costs to run the program.
Florida Today reports that the Central Brevard Humane Society summer youth camp spends as much as $100 per background check on potential employees, who must undergo the screening in order to be hired to work with the youths. The camp, which specializes in teaching children about animals as part of its Dog Days of Summer program, will suffer from the state-mandated regulations, the source says. "It's nice that the state wants to protect children. I understand that," said Theresa Clifton, executive director of the Central Brevard Humane Society, in an interview with the news source. "But there comes a point where it's overkill and causes groups like mine to not be able to offer something that benefits children for their future and future generations." Other area businesses are expected to have to spend big as well for the checks. The newspaper reports that the Community Services Council, which gives meals to the elderly in Brevard County, said the new measures would cost the program $30,000.